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[audio]MIT21F.104S04 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This is the continuing instruction in spoken and written Chinese, with particular emphasis on consolidating basic conversational skills and improving reading confidence and depth. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to speak Chinese with some fluency on basic conversational topics, achieve a basic level of reading competence within simplified and traditional characters learned plus common compounds, and be able to write short compositions.
Keywords: chinese; languge; mandarin; reading; conversation; writing; culture; china; society; custom
Downloads: 388
[movies]MIT SP.776 Design for Demining - MIT OpenCourseWare
Humanitarian Demining is the process of detecting, removing and disposing of landmines. Millions of landmines are buried in more than 80 countries resulting in more than 10,000 civilian victims every year. MIT Design for Demining is a design course that spans the entire product design and development process from identification of needs and idea generation to prototyping and blast testing to manufacture and deployment...
Keywords: SP.776; SP.786; humanitarian demining; landmines; landmine detection; landmine removal; landmine disposal; landmines in 80 countries; 20; 000 civilian victims per year; MIT Design for Demining; product design; development process; identification of needs; idea generation; prototyping; blast testing; manufacture; deployment; demining community; hand tools; protective gear; safety equipment; educational graphics; teaching materials; field trip; US Army base; demining training
Downloads: 315
[movies]MITSTS.069F02 - MIT OpenCourseWare
Aim is to analyze important current events for what they reveal about the nature and working of our technological world. Starting point is connection between technology and terrorism. Subject also explores how a human-built world can foster insecurity and danger, and how human beings respond. Many invited guests help develop a strong interdisciplinary approach (science, engineering, social science, humanities)...
Keywords: current events; technology; terrorism; danger; technological risk; remediation; sociotechnical systems; imagination of disaster; identity; religion; education
Downloads: 860
[movies]MIT21M.621S04 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course explores contemporary American theatrical expression as it may be organized around issues of gender and cultural identity. This exploration will include the analysis of performances, scripts, and video documentation, as well as the invention of original documents of theatrical expression. Class lectures and discussions will analyze samples of Native American, Chicano, African American, and Asian American theater, taking into consideration the historical and political context for the ...
Keywords: Theater; Culture; Diversity; Performance; American; African; Asian; Script; Video; Chicano; Native American; Political; Act; Dance; diversity; united states; gender
Downloads: 256
[movies]MIT11.237S05 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course provides an analytic framework for understanding the roles that gender and race play in defining the work worlds of women and men in our society, including ways in which gender intersects with race and class. The course examines specific workplace-related policies through a gender/race lens, including welfare policy, comparable worth, affirmative action, parental leave policy, child care policy and working time policies...
Keywords: gender; race; work; equity; child care; education; affirmative action; public policy; family; class; poverty; government; structural inequity; labor; economics; market; workplace; comparable worth; politics; 11.237; SP.660
Downloads: 158
[audio]MITMAS.965F03 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course examines the issues, principles, and challenges toward building machines that cooperate with humans and with other machines. Philosophical, scientific, and theoretical insights into this subject will be covered, as well as how these ideas are manifest in both natural and artificial systems (e.g. software agents and robots).
Keywords: cooperative machines; robotics; electrical engineering; manufacture; human interaction; perception; emotion; theory of mind; behavior and the mind; robots; human-machine collaboration; intention and action; teamwork
Downloads: 113
[audio]MIT21F.501F09_Readings - MIT OpenCourseWare
These audio files accompany the Readings for Lessons 3-6 in Japanese I (21F.501). Use them to check your pronunciation and comprehension.
Keywords: Mit; OpenCourseWare; Japanese I; pronunciation; comprehension
Downloads: 4,697
[audio]MIT 4.196 Architecture Design, Level II: Cuba Studio, Spring 2004 - MIT OpenCourseWare
View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/4-196S04Instructor: Jan WamplerThis architectural studio will have one main project for the semester: to explore the issues surrounding the redesign of an area in Havana, Cuba. It is a typical area about the size of a Law of Indies block that presently has a mix of housing, work, and shopping, in buildings that need to be replaced and others that need to be rehabilitated...
Keywords: architecture; tectonics; place making; urban design; Cuba; urban redesign; Havana; village; neighborhood; mixed-use public space; light and space; affordable design; green design; LEED; cultural understanding
Downloads: 128
[movies]MIT OpenCourseWare 1800 event introduction videos - MIT OpenCourseWare
These videos provide a quick overview of the MIT OpenCourseWare and Highlights for High School programs. They are from the MIT OpenCourseWare 1800 event: Unlocking Knowledge, Empowering Minds: A Milestone Celebration. The event celebrates the publishing of the 1800th course on MIT OpenCourseWare.
Keywords: MIT; Massacusetts Institute of Technoology; OpenCourseWare; OCW; Highlight for High School; 1800 Event; courses; celebration; Unlocking Knowledge; Empowering Minds; milestone
Downloads: 197
[movies]MIT OpenCourseWare Staff Picks - MIT OpenCourseWare
MIT OpenCourseWare staff share their favorite courses in these videos.
Keywords: mit opencourseware
Downloads: 255
[movies]MIT SP.723 D-Lab: Disseminating Innovations for the Common Good, Spring 2007 - MIT OpenCourseWare
D-Lab III is the third in the trilogy of D-Lab courses, D-Lab III focuses on disseminating innovations among underserved communities, especially in developing countries. Students acquire skills related to building partnerships and piloting, financing, implementing, and scaling-up a selected innovation for the common good. The course is structured around MIT and outside competitions. Teams develop an idea, project or (social) business plan that is "ready to roll" by term's end...
Keywords: development; innovation; technology implementation; third world; developing nations; social business plan; project development; poverty; hygiene; health
Downloads: 132
[movies]MIT OpenCourseWare Site Tour - MIT OpenCourseWare
A tour of MIT OpenCourseWare.
Keywords: mit opencourseware
Downloads: 201
[movies]MIT 1.061 Transport Processes in the Environment, Fall 2008 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This class serves as an introduction to mass transport in environmental flows, with emphasis given to river and lake systems. The class will cover the derivation and solutions to the differential form of mass conservation equations. Class topics to be covered will include: molecular and turbulent diffusion, boundary layers, dissolution, bed-water exchange, air-water exchange and particle transport.
Keywords: river systems; lake systems; scalar transport in environmental flows; momentum transport in environmental flows; stratification in lakes; buoyancy-driven flows; settling and coagulation; air-water exchange; bed-water exchange; phase partitioning; dissolution; boundary layers; molecular diffusion; turbulent diffusion; water transportation; advection; aquatic systems; conservation of mass; derivation; Diffusion; dispersion; environmental flows; instantaneous point source; lakes; mass; transport; particle transport; rivers; scaling; transport; turbulence; water flow
Downloads: 157
[movies]MIT OpenCourseWare Milestone Celebration - MIT OpenCourseWare
On November 28, 2007, MIT celebrated the initial publication of the entire MIT curriculum on OpenCourseWare. The celebration was hosted by MIT president Susan Hockfield, and included a keynote address by Thomas Friedman, columnist for The New York Times The event also included a panel discussion on the future of education and OpenCourseWare, as well as an announcement of a new MIT OpenCourseWare initiative, Highlights for High School...
Keywords: MIT OpenCourseWare; Milestone; Celebration; Highlights for highschool
Downloads: 860
[movies]MIT21F.501F09_Particle_Exercises - MIT OpenCourseWare
In Japanese I (21F.501), Lesson 3 has exercises to practice numbers, and Lessons 4 and 5 have exercises to practice phrase particles. These audio files are questions for Exercises 3-A, 3-B, 4A-2, 4B-2, 5A-2, and 5B-2.
Keywords: Mit; OpenCourseWare; Japanese I; practice phrase particles
Downloads: 386
[movies]Concert of Beethoven Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin - MIT OpenCourseWare
MIT 21M.250 Beethoven to Mahler, Spring 2014View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/21M-250S14Artists: Teresa Neff, Ian Watson, Susanna OgataViolinist Susanna Ogata and English keyboardist Ian Watson are period-instrument specialists. Here, they play sonatas of Beethoven from a time of crisis and renewal, 1801–1803, performed on fortepiano and period violin.License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SAMore information at http://ocw.mit.edu/termsMore courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
Keywords: Beethoven; Kreutzer; sonata; fortepiano; pianoforte; violin; period instrument; historical performance
Downloads: 3
[movies]MIT 2.29 Numerical Marine Hydrodynamics, Spring 2003 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course is an introduction to numerical methods: interpolation, differentiation, integration, and systems of linear equations. It covers the solution of differential equations by numerical integration, as well as partial differential equations of inviscid hydrodynamics: finite difference methods, boundary integral equation panel methods. Also addressed are introductory numerical lifting surface computations, fast Fourier transforms, the numerical representation of deterministic and random se...
Keywords: numerical methods; interpolation; differentiation; integration; systems of linear equations; differential equations; numerical integration; partial differential; boundary integral equation panel methods; deterministic and random sea waves; Fast Fourier Transforms; finite difference methods; Integral boundary layer equations; numerical lifting surface computations; Numerical representation; numerical solutions; partial differential equations of inviscid hydrodynamics; incompressible fluid mechanics; calculus; complex numbers; root finding; curve fitting; numerical differentiation; numerical errors; panel methods; oscillating rigid objects
Downloads: 222
[movies]MIT21F.714S03 - MIT OpenCourseWare
Spanish for Bilingual Students is an intermediate course designed principally for heritage learners, but which includes other students interested  in specific content areas, such as US Latino immigration, identity, ethnicity, education and representation in the media. Linguistic goals include vocabulary acquisition, improvement in writing, and enhancement of formal communicative skills.
Keywords: Spanish; Language; Bilingual; Speak; Writing; Literature; Culture; History; Society; Economics; Politics; Psychology; Philosophy; Spanish; Language; Bilingual; Speak; Writing; Culture; Literature; Hispanic; oral grammar; written gramar; fiction; poetry; Mexican-Americans; Puerto Ricans; Cubans; heritage learners; Latino; immigration; identity; ethnicity; education; vocabulary acquisition; media representation
Downloads: 256
[audio]Race In America Audio CD - MIT OpenCourseWare
In The Souls of Black Folk (1903), the great cultural critic W. E. B. Du Bois wrote that "...the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line." A century after Du Bois penned those words, most Americans would agree that at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the color line remains one of our most pressing social issues. In this course, we will explore the terrain of race in America by reading the works of writers of color and others concerned with the issue of race, b...
Keywords: race; writing; multiracial; multi-race; mixed-race; multiraciality; multiple descent; hybrid populations; mixed ancestry; race; assimilation; integration; ethnicity; identity; self; heritage; multicultural; mixed heritage; mulato; mestizo
Downloads: 3,057
[audio]MIT3.20F03 - MIT OpenCourseWare
Material covered in this course includes the following topics: * Laws of thermodynamics: general formulation and applications to mechanical, electromagnetic and electrochemical systems, solutions, and phase diagrams * Computation of phase diagrams * Statistical thermodynamics and relation between microscopic and macroscopic properties, including ensembles, gases, crystal lattices, phase transitions * Applications to phase stability and properties of mixtures * Computational modeling * Interfaces
Keywords: thermodynamics; mechanical; electromagnetic and electrochemical systems; phase diagrams; Statistical thermodynamics; microscopic and macroscopic properties; ensembles; gases; crystal lattices; phase transitions; phase stability; properties of mixtures; Computational modeling; Interfaces; mechanical; electromagnetic and electrochemical systems; phase stability; properties of mixtures; Computational modeling; Interfaces; Interfaces; Computational modeling; mechanical systems; electromagnetic systems; electrochemical systems; laws of thermodynamics; solutions; microscopic properties; macroscopic properties
Downloads: 170
[audio]MIT2.71F04 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course is an introduction to optical science with elementary engineering applications. Topics covered include geometrical optics: ray-tracing, aberrations, lens design, apertures and stops, radiometry and photometry; wave optics: basic electrodynamics, polarization, interference, wave-guiding, Fresnel and Faunhofer diffraction, image formation, resolution, and space-bandwidth product. Emphasis is on analytical and numerical tools used in optical design...
Keywords: optical science; elementary engineering applications; Geometrical optics; ray-tracing; aberrations; lens design; apertures; stops; radiometry; photometry; Wave optics; basic electrodynamics; polarization; interference; wave-guiding; Fresnel; Faunhofer diffraction; image formation; resolution; space-bandwidth product; optical design
Downloads: 185
[movies]MIT4.303F03 - MIT OpenCourseWare
In this class we will examine how the idea of the city has been "translated" by artists, architects, and other diverse disciplines. We will consider how collaborations between artists and architects might provide opportunities for rethinking / redesigning urban spaces. The class will look specifically at planned cities like Brasilia, Las Vegas, Canberra, and Celebration and compare such tabula rasa designs with the redesign of recyclable urban spaces demonstrated in projects such as Ground Zero,...
Keywords: cities; urbanism; artists; architects; collaboration; translation; revitalization; urban space; redistricting; planned cities; development; ground zero; blank slate; interventions; architecture; visual artists; production models; design process
Downloads: 252
[movies]MITSP.724F05 - MIT OpenCourseWare
For students and teams who have started a sustainable-development project in D-Lab (SP.776), Product Engineering Processes (2.009), or elsewhere, this class provides a setting to continue developing projects for field implementation. Topics covered include prototyping techniques, materials selection, design-for-manufacturing, field-testing, and project management. All classwork will directly relate to the students' projects, and the instructor will consult on the projects during weekly lab time...
Keywords: solar water disinfection; SODIS; internet kiosk; developing nation; appropriate technology; sustainable development; international development; prototyping; product design; Gantt chart; Pert chart; SWOT; funding; entrepreneurship
Downloads: 257
[movies]Workshop on Deliberative Democracy and Dispute Resolution - MIT OpenCourseWare
The Workshop on Deliberative Democracy and Dispute Resolution, sponsored by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and The Flora and William Hewlett Foundation, is a two-day conference that brings together dispute resolution professionals and political theorists in the field of deliberative democracy.
Keywords: deliberative democracy; dispute resolution; conflict management; decision making; munipalities; metropolitan areas; policy making; consensus building; implementation of agreements; negotiated settlements; negotiated agreements
Downloads: 223
[movies]MIT 11.945 Springfield Studio, Fall 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare
The Springfield Studio is a practicum course that focuses on the economic, programmatic and social renewal of an urban community in Springfield, Massachusetts by combining classroom work with an applied class project. The course content covers the areas of neighborhood economic development and the related analysis and planning tools used to understand and assess urban conditions from an economic and community development perspective...
Keywords: economic development; civic planning; community planning; urban renewal; phasing; neighborhood revitalization; Springfield; Massacusetts; community interaction; urban fabric; economic development; social renewal; entrepreneurship; economic analysis; small business development; politics
Downloads: 417
[movies]MIT21F.106S03 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course is the continuation of 21F105. It is designed to further help students develop sophisticated conversational, reading and writing skills by combining traditional textbook material with their own explorations of Chinese speaking societies, using the human, literary, and electronic resources available at MIT and in the Boston area. Some special features of Chinese society, its culture, its customs and habits, its history, and the psychology of its people are introduced...
Keywords: language; china; mandarin; reading; writing; speaking; comprehension; culture; society; conversational skills; reading skills; Chinese speaking societies; writing skills; Chinese society; Chinese culture; Chinese customs; Chinese history; discussion; composition; network exploration
Downloads: 1,082
[audio]MIT CMS.801 Media in Transition, Fall 2004 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course centers on historical eras in which the form and function of media technologies were radically transformed. It includes consideration of the "Gutenberg Revolution," the rise of modern mass media, and the "digital revolution," among other case studies of media transformation and cultural change. Readings cover cultural and social history and historiographic methods.
Keywords: Media; mass media; history; Gutenberg; cultural change; cultural history; social history; historiographic method; books; medieval history; codex book; writing; printing; printing press; stage; theater; renaissance; romanticism; modernity; inventions; photography; nineteenth century; image; telegraph; electrification; communication; Morse; Daguerreotype; Fox Talbot; phonograph; sound recording; radio; broadcasting; film; video; cinema; publishing
Downloads: 114
[movies]MIT2.007S09 - MIT OpenCourseWare
Welcome to 2.007! This course is a first subject in engineering design. With your help, this course will be a great learning experience exposing you to interesting material, challenging you to think deeply, and providing skills useful in professional practice. A major element of the course is design of a robot to participate in a challenge that changes from year to year. This year, the theme is cleaning up the planet as inspired by the movie Wall-E.
Keywords: engineering design; synthesis; analysis; robustness; manufacturability; active learning; idea generation; estimation; materials selection; visual thinking; kinematics; machine elements; robotics; mechanical engineering; student work; contest
Downloads: 985
[movies]MIT 11.969 Workshop on Deliberative Democracy and Dispute Resolution, Summer 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare
The Workshop on Deliberative Democracy and Dispute Resolution, sponsored by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and The Flora and William Hewlett Foundation, is a two-day conference that brings together dispute resolution professionals and political theorists in the field of deliberative democracy. View the complete course at: http://ocw.mit.edu/11-969Su2005
Keywords: deliberative democracy; dispute resolution; conflict management; decision making; munipalities; metropolitan areas; policy making; consensus building; implementation of agreements; negotiated settlements; negotiated agreements
Downloads: 867
[movies]MIT6.163F05 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This is a laboratory experience course with a focus on photography, electronic imaging, and light measurement, much of it at short duration. In addition to teaching these techniques, the course provides students with experience working in a laboratory and teaches good work habits and techniques for approaching laboratory work. A major purpose of 6.163 is to provide students with many opportunities to sharpen their communication skills: oral, written, and visual.
Keywords: strobe; edgerton; electronic imaging; light measurement; strobe laboratory; electronic flash sources; measurement; fundamentals of photography; experiments on application of electronic flash to photography; stroboscopy; motion analysis; and high-speed videography; independent projects
Downloads: 786
[movies]MITHS.AudioSpeakerElectronics - MIT OpenCourseWare
Join me for a hands-on ride through the fundamentals of electronics and acoustics, and the process of loudspeaker design and construction. We will learn about the engineering and art involved throughout music/movie recording and playback, the design and application of everything from microphones to DACs, amplifiers, and speakers. With the aid of computer assisted audio measuring equipment at the MIT Edgerton Center, we will analyze the frequency response and distortion of speaker drivers, and un...
Keywords: Audio; Speaker; Fundamentals; Electronics; Acoustics; High school; Educational Studies program; MIT student developed materials; High school studies program; Music reproduction; Simple circuits; Computer-aided design; Free; Open; Online
Downloads: 1,490
[movies]MIT 16.06 Principles of Automatic Control, Fall 2012 - MIT OpenCourseWare
View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/16-06F12Instructor: Steven HallThese videos profile the active learning approach Prof. Steven Hall uses to teach his classical controls recitations. He describes the advantages of active learning and offers tips for implementing it in the classroom.License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SAMore information at http://ocw.mit.edu/termsMore courses at http://ocw.mit.eduAlbum art photo courtesy of NASA.
Keywords: active learning; recitations; teaching; learning; education; problem sets; engineering; classical control systems; feedback control systems; bode plots; root locus method
Downloads: 144
[movies]MIT2.12F04 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course provides an overview of robot mechanisms, dynamics, and intelligent controls. Topics include planar and spatial kinematics, and motion planning; mechanism design for manipulators and mobile robots, multi-rigid-body dynamics, 3D graphic simulation; control design, actuators, and sensors; wireless networking, task modeling, human-machine interface, and embedded software. Weekly laboratories provide experience with servo drives, real-time control, and embedded software...
Keywords: robot; robot design; rescue; recovery; automation; dynamics; statics; intelligent control; planar and spatial kinematics; motion planning; manipulator; mobile robots; multi-rigid-body dynamics; 3D graphic simulation; control design; actuator; sensor; task modeling; human-machine interface; embedded software; servo; servomechanism; real-time control; computer vision; navigation; tele-robotics; virtual reality
Downloads: 2,421
[movies]MIT11.309JS06 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course explores photography as a disciplined way of seeing, of investigating landscapes and expressing ideas. Readings, observations, and photographs form the basis of discussions on landscape, light, significant detail, place, poetics, narrative, and how photography can inform design and planning, among other issues. The class Web site can be found here: Sensing Place: Photography as Inquiry.
Keywords: landscape; light; significant detail; place; poetics; narrative; urban planning; seeing; digital photography; digital editing; storytelling; community; urban revitalization; neighborhood; 11.309J; 11.309; 4.215J; 4.215
Downloads: 4,331
[movies]MIT1.103S04 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course introduces the concepts, techniques, and devices used to measure engineering properties of materials. There is an emphasis on measurement of load-deformation characteristics and failure modes of both natural and fabricated materials. Weekly experiments include data collection, data analysis, and interpretation and presentation of results.
Keywords: materials laboratory; load-deformation characteristics; failure modes; experiments; data collection; data analysis; tension; elastic behavior; direct shear; friction; concrete; early age properties; compression; directionality; soil classification; consolidation test; heat treatment
Downloads: 4,101
[movies]MIT6.111S06 - MIT OpenCourseWare
6.111 is reputed to be one of the most demanding classes at MIT, exhausting many students' time and creativity. The course covers digital design topics such as digital logic, sequential building blocks, finite-state machines, FPGAs, timing and synchronization. The semester begins with lectures and problem sets, to introduce fundamental topics before students embark on lab assignments and ultimately, a digital design project...
Keywords: digital systems laboratory; laboratory; digital logic; Boolean algebra; flip-flops; finite-state machines; FSM; microprogrammed systems; digital abstractions; digital paradigm; digital oscilloscopes; PAL; PROM; VHDL; digital circuit design; FPGA; counters; timing; synchronization; digital filters; wireless communications; verilog
Downloads: 2,477
[movies]MIT 5.111 Principles of Chemical Science, Fall 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare
5.111 is an introductory chemistry course, emphasizing basic principles of atomic and molecular electronic structure, thermodynamics, acid-base and redox equilibria, chemical kinetics, and catalysis. This course also introduces the chemistry of biological, inorganic, and organic molecules.
Keywords: introductory chemistry, atomic structure, molecular electronic structure, thermodynamics, redox, chemical kinetics, catalysis, lewis structures, VSEPR theory, acid-base equilibrium
Downloads: 14,068
[audio]MIT Combinatorics: The Fine Art of Counting, Summer 2008 - MIT OpenCourseWare
Here you will find a series of question and answers from the teacher of this course, Andrew Sutherland, which introduce the course to the user.
Keywords: Free; open; online; high school; course materials; MIT; Lecture notes; MIT student developed materials; Combinatorics; math; counting; Subsets; Problem Solving; Discrete Probability; Sequences; Graph Theory; proof
Downloads: 2,202
[movies]MIT16.810IAP05 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course provides students with an opportunity to conceive, design and implement a product, using rapid prototyping methods and computer-aid tools. The first of two phases challenges each student team to meet a set of design requirements and constraints for a structural component. A course of iteration, fabrication, and validation completes this manual design cycle. During the second phase, each team conducts design optimization using structural analysis software, with their phase one prototy...
Keywords: engineering design; rapid prototyping; manufacturing; testing; system components; complex structural parts; hand sketching; CAD; CAD modeling; CAE; CAE analysis; CAM programming; CNC; CNC machining; computer aided design; computer aided; structual testing; multiobjective design; optimization; computational methods; tools; design process; design competition; active learning; hands-on; human creativity; holistic; solidworks; finite element; FEM; FEM analysis; COSMOS; omax; presentation; CDIO; structural testing
Downloads: 1,401
[movies]MITSP.784S07 - MIT OpenCourseWare
According to the United States Agency for International Development, 20 million people in developing countries require wheelchairs, and the United Nations Development Programme estimates below 1% of their need is being met in Africa by local production. Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries (WDDC) gives students the chance to better the lives of others by improving wheelchairs and tricycles made in the developing world...
Keywords: appropriate technology; engineering; local production; third world; disabled; disability; assistive technology; human power; Africa; Tanzania; Zambia; Kenya; handicap; handicapped; poverty; rural; discrimination; orthopedic; mobility; tricycle; handcycle; product design; business plan; ergonomics; manufacturing; stakeholder; service learning
Downloads: 376
[movies]MIT 16.810 Engineering Design and Rapid Prototyping, IAP 2007 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course provides students with an opportunity to conceive, design and implement a product, using rapid prototyping methods and computer-aid tools. The first of two phases challenges each student team to meet a set of design requirements and constraints for a structural component. A course of iteration, fabrication, and validation completes this manual design cycle. During the second phase, each team conducts design optimization using structural analysis software, with their phase one prototy...
Keywords: engineering design; rapid prototyping; manufacturing; testing; system components; complex structural parts; hand sketching; CAD; CAD modeling; CAE; CAE analysis; CAM programming; CNC; CNC machining; computer aided design; computer aided; structual testing; multiobjective design; optimization; computational methods; tools; design process; design competition; active learning; hands-on; human creativity; holistic; solidworks; finite element; FEM; FEM analysis; COSMOS; omax; presentation; CDIO
Downloads: 532
[movies]MIT 24.213 Philosophy of Film, Fall 2004 - MIT OpenCourseWare
Instructor: Prof. Irving Singer This course is a seminar on the philosophical analysis of film art, with an emphasis on the ways in which it creates meaning through techniques that define a formal structure. There is a particular focus on aesthetic problems about appearance and reality, literary and visual effects, communication and alienation through film technology. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/24-213F04
Keywords: Philosophy; seminar; analysis; film; art; meaning; formal structure; aesthetic; problems; appearance; reality; literary; visual effects; communication; alienation; technology; Beauty and the Beast; Welles; Orson; Citizen Kane; Allen; Woody; The Purple Rose of Cairo; Visconti; Luchino; Death in Venice; Renoir; Jean; The Rules of the Game; Hitchcock; Alfred; The 39 Steps; Lindstrom; Megahey; BBC Television; The Magnificent Ambersons; The Crime of Monsieur Lange; Le Roi d'Yveto
Downloads: 2,155
[movies]MIT21F.034F05 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This instance of "Media, Education, and the Marketplace" focuses on the rise of information and communications technologies (ICTs) during the age of globalization, specifically examining its effect and potential in developing nations across the world. In particular, the class will focus on the following three components: "Media" – ICTs, specifically the dramatic rise in use of the Internet over the past twenty years, have "globalized" the world and created opportunities where very few have...
Keywords: information; communication; technologies; ICT; globalization; development; nations; Internet; world; flat; OpenCourseWare; case; study; digital; divide; bridge; WSIS; proposal; AITI; entrepreneurship; healthcare; democracy
Downloads: 2,607
[audio]MIT 4.367 Studio Seminar in Public Art, Spring 2006 - MIT OpenCourseWare
How do we define Public Art? This course focuses on the production of projects for public places. Public Art is a concept that is in constant discussion and revision, as much as the evolution and transformation of public spaces and cities are. Monuments are repositories of memory and historical presences with the expectation of being permanent. Public interventions are created not to impose and be temporary, but as forms intended to activate discourse and discussion...
Keywords: cities; urbanism; artists; architects; collaboration; translation; revitalization; urban space; redistricting; planned cities; development; ground zero; blank slate; interventions; visual art practice; critical analysis; long-range artistic development; two-dimensional; three-dimensional; time-based media; installations; performance and video; visiting artist presentations; field trips; studio practice; aesthetic analyses; modern art; art history; body; phenomenology; personal space; installation
Downloads: 481
[movies]MIT 16.346 Astrodynamics, Fall 2008 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course covers the fundamentals of astrodynamics, focusing on the two-body orbital initial-value and boundary-value problems with applications to space vehicle navigation and guidance for lunar and planetary missions, including both powered flight and midcourse maneuvers. Other topics include celestial mechanics, Kepler's problem, Lambert's problem, orbit determination, multi-body methods, mission planning, and recursive algorithms for space navigation...
Keywords: space navigation; two body problem; boundary value problem; Kepler; astrodynamics; orbital transfer; satellite; hyperbolic orbits; planetary flybys; hypergeometric functions; flight guidance; three body problem; Clohessy-Wiltshire equation; Hodograph plane; Battin-vaughan formulation; atmospheric drag; disturbing function
Downloads: 3,994
[movies]MIT3.A24F04 - MIT OpenCourseWare
Are you interested in investigating how nature engineers itself? How engineers copy the shapes found in nature ("biomimetics")? This Freshman Seminar investigates why similar shapes occur in so many natural things and how physics changes the shape of nature. Why are things in nature shaped the way they are? How do birds fly? Why do bird nests look the way they do? How do woodpeckers peck? Why can't trees grow taller than they are? Why is grass skinny and hollow? What is the wood science behind m...
Keywords: biomimicry; bird; feather; bone; structure; plant structure; cellular solids; freshman seminar; service learning; biomimetic research; biomimetics; biology; mimetic; physics; nature; natural engineering; wood; tree; tree trunk
Downloads: 382
[movies]MITRES21F.01S10_KATAKANA_EXERCISES - MIT OpenCourseWare
Learning katakana is an important part of reading and speaking Japanese. These materials were developed as part of the Japanese curriculum at MIT for students of all levels to learn and review. Students and instructors are encouraged to incorporate them directly or as supplements in their study of Japanese. This collection contains: audio files for reading exercises. View the complete resource at http://ocw.mit.edu/resources/res-21f-01-kana-spring-2010/
Keywords: katakana; reading exercises; listening; pronunciation; MIT OpenCourseWare
Downloads: 898
[audio]MIT 4.614 Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures, Fall 2002 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course introduces the history of Islamic cultures through their most vibrant material signs: the religious architecture that spans fourteen centuries and three continents â Asia, Africa, and Europe. The course presents Islamic architecture both as a historical tradition and as a cultural catalyst that influenced and was influenced by the civilizations with which it came in contact.
Keywords: religious architecture; Islamic architecture; Islamic culture; Islam; architectural history; Islamic art; cultural history
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[movies]MIT 21L.432 Understanding Television, Spring 2003 - MIT OpenCourseWare
The subtitle of this course for the spring 2003 term is "American Television: A Cultural History." The class takes a cultural approach to television's evolution as a technology and system of representation, considering television as a system of storytelling and myth-making, and as a cultural practice, studied from anthropological, literary, and cinematic perspectives. The course focuses on prime-time commercial broadcasting, the medium's technological and economic history, and theoretical perspe...
Keywords: systems of representation; storytelling; myth; cultural practice; anthropology; literature; cinematogaphy; prime-time; commercial broadcasting; media theory; cultural interpretation; 21L.432; CMS.915
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[movies]MIT 18.085 Computational Science and Engineering I, Fall 2008 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course provides a review of linear algebra, including applications to networks, structures, and estimation, Lagrange multipliers. Also covered are: differential equations of equilibrium; Laplace's equation and potential flow; boundary-value problems; minimum principles and calculus of variations; Fourier series; discrete Fourier transform; convolution; and applications. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at ocw.mit.edu/terms
Keywords: linear algebra, networks, Lagrange multipliers, differential equations of equilibrium, Laplace's equation, potential flow, boundary-value problems, Fourier series, discrete Fourier transform, convolution
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